Ruth Kempner, a New York native, holds a fine
arts degree from Cooper Union. She has studied at NYU, Yale, PSU, and the Rhode
Island School of Design. After working as a textile designer in NYC, she moved
to Clearfield and established a studio. In 1977she moved to State College.
Her paintings have won awards in many juried shows throughout Pennsylvania,
including the prestigious CPFA "Images." Ruth has also served as a
juror for a number of major Central Pennsylvania shows.